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Americana is a platform for users to access, read and annotate items from the JCB, to bring together groups of items, and to create collaborative projects.
ExhibitionsExhibitions are curated, interpreted and presented as a visual experience
1846: Inventing Americana at the John Carter Brown Library
In 1846 John Carter Brown, already a bibliophile, received the first substantial shipment of books purchased for him abroad that would form a core of his library in Providence, Rhode Island…
Simon Bolivar, The Libertador: A Virtual Experience in the Bromsen Room (2023)
Constellations: Reimagining Celestial Histories in the Early Americas (2020)
By a Lady: Women and Natural History in the Americas, 1650-1830 (2019)
Curated by Bertie Mandelblatt and José Montelongo, 2023
Highlighted projectsProjects include different types of aggregated materials, including catalogs from past exhibits
The Book in the Americas (Exhibition Catalogue, 1988)
The exhibition was mounted originally for the conference on “The Book in the Americas” held at the John Carter Brown Library in June, 1987. Its purpose was to document not only the physical aspects of bookmaking but to illustrate as well the book’s role in society.
Julie Greer Johnson, 1988